Pattern Download

Smalti Cowl


Skill Level


What You Get

  • 1 digital pattern (instant download)
  • Free Pattern Updates

How it works

  • This pattern was designed by a Craftsy independent design partner!
  • You'll purchase through PayPal and all profits go to the designer.
  • After purchase find your pattern in your pattern library.


A 'smalti' was a small glass tile used in mosaics during the Byzantine era. This cowl is knit entirely in the round, the 'smalti' pattern is achieved through slipping stitches, so you are only ever working with one yarn colour at a time. Using only a small amount of aran or worsted weight yarn it is also the perfect stash buster for using up some leftover yarn. The finished cowl is 7" high and 23" in diameter, the size of the cowl is very easy to adjust and the pattern includes details on how to do so. This is a written pattern with no charts. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit Purl Slipping stitches knitting in the round GAUGE 4" = 17sts lightly blocked SUGGESTED YARN 125 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN cascade 220

Recommended with this pattern

  • 70 yards aran or worsted weight yarn in main colour
  • US8 / 5mm short circular needle
  • 55 yards aran or worsted weight yarn in contrast colour

Sold by

Verily Knits
Verily Knits
I'm Claire, a knitting obsessive and mother of two small boys. I love designing fun and pretty accessories that show off fabulous yarn.